Hypnosis is a valuable tool I use for de-briefing a traumatic birth experience. It usually takes only one session and allows a woman, and her partner, to move on. I saw a woman today, who really wants to have another baby, but for the last 6 yrs. since her son was born, she has been very traumatised. Time, for her, (that damn biological clock!) is running out, and this is the only reason she has forced herself to look at her last birthing experience and address those traumas and fears. I know so many women who bury these feelings and when they are faced with another pregnancy and impending birth, suddenly all their fears are re-enacted. In an ideal situation it is really important to book a hypnosis session BEFORE you conceive again. This is important not only for a woman, her partner, and especially her baby and their relationship. ‘Relieved’ is a word that women commonly use to express the feeling of being able to re-visit and deal with the issues that have been nagging at them since the birth. Releasing these feelings will enhance the environment in which to conceive a new being, a new pregnancy and a whole new birthing experience.